Why does waf configure require perl?

Hal Murray hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Mon Feb 22 02:53:19 UTC 2016

verm at darkbeer.org said:
> When I first started the build I wanted to make sure we compiled NTP classic
>  1:1.  It's a soft dependency now you can add mandatory=False to the check. 

What do we gain by leaving it in at all?

Looks like awk is in the same boat.


One of these days we should go through the scripts in util/ and verify that 
they still work and/or do something useful.  There are several of them for 
analyzing or plotting log files.  They probably need some sample log files.

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